Amazon Echo Devices Now Notify You When Orders are Out for Delivery

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Back in May, Amazon told us that they were going to allow services to start sending notifications to your Amazon Echo devices that were equipped with Alexa. That means Accuweather could update you on changing weather conditions or the Washington Post could ping you with breaking news. But before we get there, the first notifications features comes from Amazon and it includes all of the stuff you order from them. The next time you order something via voice through an Echo device, Amazon should let you ...

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best Deals and Biggest Discounts (Updating!)

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 kicks off in a few hours (at 6PM Pacific, 9PM Eastern) and Amazon is already teasing their biggest discounts. We’re talking Amazon Prime Day deals like 50% off the Amazon Echo (just $89.99), $15 off the Echo Dot, $30 off the Kindle Paperwhite, and $40 off the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. Amazon isn’t just stopping with discounts on its own products, though. We’ll also see a $50 discount on the August Smart Lock, up to 50% off on video games and ...

Spotify Testing an Auto Mode to Make the App Safer to Use While Driving

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According to at least one user on reddit, Spotify is currently testing an Auto Mode internally. This mode makes the app safer to use while driving, but it doesn’t appear to be quite ready for widespread rollout yet. With this mode enabled, the buttons for playback are made very large (for easy pressing), while the existence of other buttons seem to vanish. It’s basically a trimmed down version of the UI, perfect for those who find themselves distracted when it matters most. Additionally, a voice-powered feature ...

Google Allo’s Web Client is a “Few More Weeks” Out

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Where is the Google Allo web client? According to Amit Fulay, the head of product for Google’s Allo and Duo, it should be here in a “few more weeks.” That’s the latest update after we learned in May that we were still a “month or two” away from it arriving. For those not familiar, the web client for Allo will be a version that is accessible from a Chrome tab or whichever browser you use on your home or work computer. It’ll give you access to ...

DEAL: Google Home + Chromecast Bundle for Just $99.99 ($64 Off)

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We’ve got more deals to tell you about here shortly, but the best of the best today is over at eBay where Google is selling a Google Home and Chromecast bundle for just $99.99. That’s a $64 discount. It actually seems like Google is tossing in a free Chromecast on top of a $30 discount to Google Home since Home is basically everywhere to $99. The deal is through Google’s official eBay store. If you aren’t interested in a bundle like that (or because Google might sell ...

DEAL: Quick Charge 3.0 Products From Aukey and Anker Get Big Discounts

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It’s the weekend, so you are probably making plans and might need to consider whether or not you’ll be able to keep your phone charged the entire time. Should you not yet own a quick charger or portable power bank, we’ve got a couple of options for you below from both Aukey and Anker. You’ll find a 16000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 power bank and 10-port QC 3.0 dock from Aukey, both of which have been discounted through coupon codes that you use at checkout. Additionally, Anker ...

Bixby Voice Gets Update With Open Q&A Feature to Help You Get Answers

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Bixby Voice, for those a part of the early access program, is receiving an update today that introduces a new “Open Q&A” feature. As the name of the feature suggests, this is Samsung taking on Google in a way, by offering up a way for you to ask Bixby for answers to general or specific questions. Samsung is selling this new Open Q&A feature as a way to ask Bixby “general questions about people, places or things.” All you have to do is ask Bixby to ...

Hulu adds live and on demand access to HBO and Cinemax, just in time for new Game of Thrones

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Video streaming app Hulu has recently made great strides in its attempts to catch up with other similar services like Netflix. In the last few months, it's added profiles to support individual watch histories and introduced Google Home integration. It's also got live TV now, and you can read our thoughts about that in our recent review. No streaming service would be complete without quality shows and movies, and with that in mind, Hulu has now added HBO and Cinemax to its burgeoning list of content ...